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Hi everyone, we’re going to be starting a new weekly segment here at The Baltimore Feather, called the Ravens Weekly Roundup. Every Sunday, we will be reviewing the most important Baltimore Ravens related news from the past week, and give analysis on the latest updates. We are also excited to announce that in this segment, we will be taking questions from Ravens fans all over Ravens Nation, and will choose the best questions to answer in next week’s edition of the Ravens Weekly Roundup. These questions can range anywhere from asking opinions on draft prospects to making predictions. If you want to ask a question for next week’s edition of Ravens Weekly Roundup, email us at, or follow/like us on social media, and send us a direct message there. Please include your first name (last name is optional) with a question for us to answer. Now, with all of our announcements out of the way, let’s get right into this week’s top storylines. 

Tuesday, April 4 – The Ravens Trade Timmy Jernigan to the Eagles (Article)

As I arrived home for the day on Tuesday, I felt my phone vibrate as I was pulling into my driveway. I got out of the car, and reached into my pocket to see what it was, only to find the Ravens had traded away defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. I was not very surprised, as there was plenty of talk about the Ravens having discussions with other teams regarding Jernigan. Jernigan was out shined this year by fellow defensive tackle Brandon Williams, who signed a 5 year $54 million contract earlier this offseason. The Ravens knew that with Williams’ deal, they would not be able to retain Jernigan after the 2017 season, and felt it would be best to try and shop around for a deal. With young defensive linemen such as Michael Pierce on the rise, the Ravens felt they could easily replace Jernigan. Jernigan was shipped to the Eagles with a third round pick, 99th overall, for the Eagles third round pick, 74th overall. This allows the Ravens to jump up 25 spots in the third round, and with tons of depth in the draft this year, they may be able to find a gem with the pick.

Wednesday April 5 – The Ravens Hold Their Annual Pre-Draft Press Conference (Article)

On Wednesday, members of the Ravens front office and staff met with the media to answer questions during the annual Pre-Draft press conference. The Q&A panel consisted of Head Coach John Harbaugh, General Manager Ozzie Newsome, Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta, and Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz, and lasted for just under an hour. Everything from draft strategy, to specific prospects such as Sidney Jones and Reuben Foster were discussed. Some highlights included Eric DeCosta stating that he really liked Mike Wallace and John Ross, along with Corey Davis and JuJu Smith Schuster; and Coach Harbaugh praising Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers as a top prospect in the draft. If you want to read more on this years’ Annual Pre-Draft Press Conference, you can check out our full recap in this article.

Friday April 7 – The Ravens Agree to a New Contract with Wide Receiver Michael Campanaro

On Friday, Michael Campanaro and the Ravens agreed to a brand new contract. The contract is reported to be a one year deal, with a maximum value of $2 million. Campanaro has mainly been used as a return man in Baltimore since he was drafted out of Wake Forrest in 2014. Unfortunatly, he has been frequently injured, most recently being in 2016 when the Ravens had to cut him from the 53 man roster, and re-sign him later in the season. Baltimore had placed a restricted free agent tender on Campanaro this offseason, worth $1.79 million. This new contract will also save the Ravens an extra $600,000 in salary cap space. Campanaro when healthy can be an elusive player. Hopefully, he will remain healthy and contribute to the Ravens next season.

Saturday, April 8 – Baltimore Brings Back Lardarius Webb (Article)

On Saturday, the Ravens followed through on speculation that had been growing for days. It was reported on Thursday that the Ravens and Lardarius Webb were close to a deal to bring Webb back to Baltimore. Webb was a longtime Raven before being released earlier this offseason. He was drafted in 2009 in the third round, and went on to play both cornerback and safety for the Ravens. He was an integral part of the Ravens defense, and a great presence in the community. His new deal will assure that he will be a Raven for life, something that he very much wanted to be.

Draft Prospects

This week, we took a look at UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau, and his potential fit on the Ravens roster. We also took a look at three mid to late round wide receivers that would make sense for the Baltimore Ravens this year. If you’d like to request a prospect, or multiple prospects, you’d like us to review at and analyze, you can do so by either by emailing us at, or following/liking us on social media, and sending us a direct message. Make sure to include the player’s name, position, and college team. 

Our Readers’ Weekly Questions

This week is our inaugural week for the Ravens Weekly Roundup, so we don’t have any questions submitted by our fellow Ravens fans, but if you would like to send in a question for us to answer, you can do so by emailing us at, or following/liking us on social media, and sending us a direct message. Make sure to include your question and first name. We will select the best questions, and answer them next week, on Easter Sunday. 

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